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Business-Minded Daley Named As Next Chief Of Staff

January 11, 2011 by  

Business-minded Daley named as next Chief of StaffPresident Barack Obama's administration has announced that businessman William Daley, who served as the commerce secretary under former President Bill Clinton, will be the next White House Chief of Staff.

Daley will take the role formerly held by Rahm Emanuel, who left in October to run for mayor of Chicago. White House officials reported that Daley will assume his new duties before Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 25.

Daley is currently the Midwest Chairman of J.P Morgan Chase, and he serves on the board of directors for several other organizations. According to media reports, some groups are wary of the Daley appointment because of his ties to Wall Street and several big business corporations.

Justin Ruben, executive director of — a liberal nonprofit group — said that selecting Daley to lead the White House staff "sends the wrong message to the American people," quoted by The Washington Post. Ruben added that the recent appointment is "troubling" because Wall Street is reporting record profits while middle-class families struggle in a tough economy.

Top lawmakers in Congress, however, are pleased with the appointment of Daley. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised the decision to select an individual who has experience in the private sector. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that Daley's deep-rooted understanding of business will benefit the Obama administration going forward. 

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  • Gregory Zorn

    Just what we need, a Wall Street insider and former lobbyist, this is the guy that pushed NAFTA under Clinton killing millions of manufacturing jobs here in the US. Lets not spin this, Daley is and has been an political insider and knows little about creating jobs here in America.

    G. Zorn

  • Mark

    I hope since he has been in business since he left the Clinton administration he now has a different idea on the challenges business’s have in competing with the rest of the world. Being from the Chicago area as I am, I cannot see him being much different than his brother who is a tax anything you can kind of guy and a teflon mayor. He has been influenced by some of the most socialistic people in the world. I don’t see him being very pro-business unless he is there to really turn the economy around. Because if that’s not the case, Obama has no chance of a second term. He needs to be more pro-business and family, our community organizer president is sooooo far over his head in this job I don’t believe he can ever get this economy going unless he turns to business people the same way Clinton did after his “shellacking” in 1994.

  • Doc Sarvis

    This appointment is yet another illustration of President Obama’s firm stance in the center.

    • john

      Yes Doc the center of corruption!

  • http://com i41

    Just another corrupt criminal mobster democrat scumbag! He probably knows some of the “bodies” in Onumnutts back ground. Wouldn’t be the first Soros Socialist Party Smuck ti use information to get offical status. Janet Reno had Whorehound Clinton make a call if she was going to be the AG, or the investigations that had been going on Whorehound’s half ownershp in a plane flying drugs and other supicious matters. As it has been stated before, if you want to rise up the ladder in the party, the bigger the criminal crime on society, the higher you. For the jug eared purple lipped marxist muslim moron, to say he would have any lobbyists or bankers or special interests, sure shows what a pathological liar he is. Between Onumnutts domestic terrorist advisors and close ties to them, or the tax cheats and Wakk Street millionaires in appointed offices. What a f–king first class lying jackass in office of questional motives, did we get. That was put in the highest office by the Nazi Traitor Socialist Soros Party morons, and that is a hard fact.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    Dailey a businessman ? Yeah I guess, if you consider political corruption a business.




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